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Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

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When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bostock
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The Man
Norman Bird ...
Eddie
Diane Clare ...
Sunday School Teacher
Patricia Heneghan ...
Salvation Army Girl
John Arnatt ...
Superintendent Teesdale
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Auntie Dorothy
Hamilton Dyce ...
The Vicar
Howard Douglas ...
The Vet
Ronald Hines ...
P.C. Thurstow
Gerald Sim ...
Detective
Michael Lees ...
1st Civil Defence Worker
Michael Raghan ...
2nd Civil Defence Worker
May Barton ...
Villager
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Kathy Bostock
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Storyline

Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she asks him who he is, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups. Written by Nasser <NasKU@aol.com>

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A Story About Kids...For Everyone! See more »

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Release Date:

15 January 1962 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

...woher der Wind weht  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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The original story was written by Hayley Mills's mother, Mary Hayley Bell. See more »

Goofs

When the children are eating breakfast, the height of Charles's egg changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bostock: What have you got under your coat?
Charlie Bostock: Me pully.
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Connections

Referenced in Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(uncredited)
Words by Joseph Scriven
Music by Charles Converse
Performed by Salvation Army band
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Beautiful, nostalgic film
10 December 2004 | by (Southport Lancashire Uk) – See all my reviews

Whistle Down the Wind has remained one of my favourite films ever since I saw it as a young child many years ago when my parents took me to see it when it was originally released. The performances by all the children in the film are charming and Alan Bates excels as the criminal who is mistaken for Jesus. For me, the special aspects of the film are its genuine innocence and the capturing of a much simpler time in England that will never return. I myself was born and grew up in the north in an area similar to the one shown in the film and today, now aged 48, watch the film with great nostalgia and a warm feeling about my carefree life as a child. I also feel sadness that many children in our country today cannot enjoy the freedom to roam and play far and wide as I (and the children in the film) could do at that time. I have never met anyone who didn't enjoy this underrated classic and defy anyone not to be moved by the naturalness of the performances. A marvelous addition to anyone's DVD collection and one that I treasure.


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